It has been 20 years since Malaysiakini began its roller-coaster ride to provide Malaysians “news and views that matter.”
Malaysiakini went live on Nov 20, 1999. Since then, it has covered five general elections, countless by-elections and seen the arrest of three of its journalists.
It faced debilitating cyberattacks, was kicked out of press conferences time and again and raided by the police at least five times.
Despite this, Malaysiakini has remained steadfast in its commitment to press freedom, human rights and anti-corruption, among others.
To celebrate this milestone with its loyal subscribers and dedicated readers, Malaysiakini will be organising a gala dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Bangsar on Nov 23.
The part sit-down, part buffet-style dinner will feature music and comedy performances, among other programmes lined up.
“Apart from great food and entertainment, there will be time for participants to mingle and meet one another,” said co-founder and editor-in-chief Steven Gan.
“This is an occasion for us to thank everyone for supporting Malaysiakini through thick and thin, and for believing in us in our bid to tell truth to power and hold power to account over the past two decades.”
The gala dinner is open to the public, and there are limited seats available. You should book your ticket early.
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23 Nov 2019 (SAT)
6pm - 10pm
Pullman Grand Ballroom (Level 2)
Pullman Hotel Bangsar, No. 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3, Kuala Lumpur
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Arrival of guests
Welcoming of VIP into the hall
Mkini video presentation
Dinner is served
Congratulatory video message
Closing note by CEO
End of event